Your Illinois news Radar » Minimum wage react #Feb_19March 11, 2019
“More than 40% of our workers just received a well-deserved and long-overdue raise, which is why Think Big Illinois made working to increase the minimum wage our first fight.
Illinois business owners say the new $15 minimum wage, signed into law today by Gov.
J.B. Pritzker, will be good for business.
Business owners ranging from restaurant owners to manufacturers support raising the minimum wage because it will help businesses, communities and the economy as workers have more money to spend.
What’s more, businesses will benefit from lower employee turnover and increased productivity and customer satisfaction.
“Local small businesses have a deeply personal interest in the financial health of the communities we do business in.
Dave Miller, Owner of Baker Miller bakery and café in Chicago, said, “For businesses to thrive, people working full-time have to earn wages they can live on.
Many small business owners want to pay our workers a higher wage in a way that allows us to stay competitive and sustainable.
I am grateful that Governor Pritzker upheld his campaign promise to make a minimum wage increase an early priority in his administration,” said Toni.
“Raising the minimum wage will help lift up hundreds of thousands of workers, giving families the middle-class lifestyle that all workers deserve,” said Chicago Federation of labor President Bob Reiter.